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2017 Hot Docs Filmmaker Profile: Kate Brooks (The Last Animals)

2017 Hot Docs Filmmaker Profile: Kate Brooks (The Last Animals)

Conflict photographer Kate Brooks turns her lens from the war zones to the killing of African Elephants and Rhinos in ‘The Last Animals’ this sweeping and sobering expose of an underreported crisis. Brooks outlines the myriad factors contributing to the current epidemic of highly effective poaching and trafficking syndicates, drawing startling connections between the illegal

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2017 Hot Docs Filmmaker Profile: Vaishali Sinha (Ask The Sexpert)

A longtime sex advice columnist gains popularity while a ban on comprehensive sex-education in in one-third of Indian states schools holds. Highly taboo, the topic remains controversial, making the practice of 90-year-old Dr. Mahinder Watsa all the more impressive. To millions of Mumbai newspaper readers, his column acts as institution and lifeline. ‘Ask The Sexpert’

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2016 Hot Docs Filmmaker Interview: Lucius Dechausay (Kettle)

More than 1,000 people were arrested during the G20 Summit in Toronto, making it the largest mass arrest in Canadian history. Through the skilful use of crowd-sourced footage, police radio, and bodycam recordings, Kettle revisits one downtown intersection to ask larger questions about civil liberties, the abuse of power and police misconduct. We spoke with

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2016 Hot Docs Filmmaker Interview: Adam Irving – (Off The Rails)

‘Off The Rails’ tells the remarkable true story of Darius McCollum, a man with Asperger’s syndrome whose overwhelming love of transit has landed him in jail 32 times for impersonating New York City bus drivers and subway conductors and driving their routes. Over the next three decades, Darius commandeered hundreds of trains and buses, staying en

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5 Must-See Films At Hot Docs 2016

Hot Docs, North America’s premier doc-cinema festival, is set to begin its 2016 edition in Toronto, with 232 films being screened from April 28 to May 8.  There are 118 world and international premieres from 51 countries spread across 11-days, as well as special events like the Docs X- interactive installations and virtual-reality films among

Tribeca Film Acquires US Rights to Documentary ‘I Am Big Bird’

Tribeca Film has acquired U.S. rights to the heartwarming documentary I Am Big Bird, directed and produced by Dave LaMattina and Chad Walker. The film had its world premiere at Hot Docs earlier this year and will go on to play at DOC NYC in November. It will be released theatrically and on VOD day-and-date

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